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Stories from Thursday, February 1, 2001

Homecoming festivities planned for St. Mary's (02/01/01)
The week will begin with students and some of the faculty and staff wearing pajamas on Monday in celebration of "Late for Work" day. Tuesday will feature "Touring around the Conference" day where students will don Hawaiian or tropical wear. Class competitions are also scheduled to begin prior to the 11:30 a.m. dismissal...
Sac City High School featured on 'Living in Iowa' in area native's broadcast debut (02/01/01)
The program, a joint venture between The Des Moines Register and IPTV, have produced a series of special reports focusing on education in Iowa. Marathon native Jennifer Dukes Lee, 29, and a reporter for the Register, traveled to Sac City with IPTV to show how one school district will cope with the retirement of three veteran teachers...
Family with eight children in need of a home (02/01/01)
"This family consists of a single mom, six boys and two girls, and the children range from elementary school to high school age," said James Walker, a Storm Lake social worker with West Iowa Family Services. The family has lost its previous housing and is facing a crisis situation, Walker said, spurring the unusual public appeal...
Judge Straub set to retire, nominees sought (02/01/01)
Judge Straub has submitted his resignation effective May 4, 2001, so a vacancy in that office will occur on May 5, 2001. Applicants are requested not to seek personal interviews with individual commission members. Applicants must be members of the bar of Iowa, residents of Judicial District 3A, and of such age that they will be able to serve an initial and one regular term of office before reaching the age of 72...
BEAUTY AND THE BEASTLY (02/01/01)
But it also caused downed trees, utility lines and dangerous conditions, as in this incident on W. 7th Street Tuesday, where a falling tree took out the utility lines and caused the street to be closed for some time...
A legacy in education (02/01/01)
With over three-quarters of a century of education between the two of them, Albert City-Truesdale Superintendent of Schools William Hullinger and Laurens-Marathon Schools Superintendent Leon Zwier will leave a legacy. "Moving through time, I've seen a lot of changes come across, but what we're still trying to do is educate kids and that's something we constantly need to work on," Hullinger said...
Culver spurs SL youth to claim their political role (02/01/01)
"A lot of older people think young people aren't interested in politics," Culver said. "But if you give young people an opportunity they're very responsive and very excited about the political arena." Culver talked with seventh and eighth graders as part of his mission to visit schools in every one of Iowa's 99 counties. He stopped in Storm Lake between public hearings on Iowa's election system. His message to them teens is "get involved."...
Straight talk from area teenagers (02/01/01)
Teenagers in American schools face many challenges today, but in many cases, seem to possess wisdom beyond their years. This generation struggles with issues beyond school every day, often in realms that past generations haven't had to deal with. The Pilot-Tribune asked a number of area high school students bout what they see as the biggest hurdles to their generation's future success...
BV supervisors look into tax limit proposal (02/01/01)
The bill, supported by the Farm Bureau, aims to reform Iowa's property tax system and replace it with a limitation on property tax dollars. In the past the words property tax limitation have had many local officials thinking property tax freeze, and rejecting the idea for fear of losing local control...
A BOOK WORM (02/01/01)
~Alta celebrated 100 days of school last week and Kayla Nickolisen celebrated by reading 100 books in the 100 days. Her favorite book this far has been Island of the Blue Dolphin. Kayla has yet to decide what her reward will be.
RULING THE SCHOOL (02/01/01)
They are bottom left to right: Luke Ridout, Drew Lietz, Aaron Hansen, Michael Koth and Robert Maharry, top left to right: Chelsey Petersen, Heather Nehring, Jahde Hammer and Megan Suhr and standing left to right: Anne Curbow, Tara Huseman and Kathleen Arnts...
Summit mission trip opportunities endless (02/01/01)
There were 23 individuals from Summit and six others from Oakdale Evangelical Free Church who ventured with the Engelmanns on this year's mission opportunity. The group spent Jan. 20 through Jan. 28 in New Orleans, where they believe the opportunities were endless...
Alta art students prepare for competitions and shows (02/01/01)
Trimming art works, cutting mat board, mounting art works and scurrying around trying to decide on titles, has been a major undertaking. "We've been busy here in the artroom," art teacher Linda Ducommun said. "There's always something going on in here. It's hard to keep the room cleaned up with everything going on."...
Alta's spring play to hit the stage (02/01/01)
Alta's spring play for 2001 is Here Come the Brides by William Fisher. The play will be presented Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14 at the Roxy Theater. "We've just started practicing every afternoon and are still in the books," Curbow said. "We'll be getting to the script soon."...
Alta students benefit from the academic help of BVU students (02/01/01)
The Alta Connection Center is located in the West View Mobile Home Park and provides after-school and summer programs for Alta's children. Community volunteers, the high school golf team and Spanish classes have all given of their time in the past...
HOMECOMING ROYALTY (02/01/01)
Candidates include Erin Nurse and Eric Drey, Molly McKenna and Ryan Rust, Meghan Cavanaugh and Joel Altringer, and Allison Snyder and Adam Woodle. Homecoming activities will begin next week...
Grandpa's Place is closing its doors, ending unique youth site (02/01/01)
Pewsey had the dream of having a building aimed at Storm Lake's youth, though like many businesses he said business could not keep up with the overhead. "The kids working liked it, but we just didn't draw enough people in consistently," Pewsey said...
Christian Women's Club to hold guest night (02/01/01)
The 7:30 p.m. evening will begin will an Iowa chop dinner. Music will be provided by Terry Parson and the featured speaker is Dave Turnball of Indianola. Turnball, a former coach, will be speaking on the subject of "More than Winning." The cost of the meal is $8.00 with reservations and cancellations required. If not contacted, please phone Mary Johnson at 732-7808; Janeen Hogrefe at 732-5649 or Mary Sundblad at 283-2067...
An invitation to lunch from SLHS Creative Foods class (02/01/01)
Appropriately named Kreative Kitchen, this is the sixth year since students of Redding's have undertaken the responsibility of planning, shopping, preparing and serving a variety of meals. With the completion of the first semester, a new set of students have been selected by Redding to begin the second semester. ...
SL may star in documentary (02/01/01)
Filmmaker Melissa Campbell, a former NBC broadcaster now with Roja Productions, is in the process of researching Storm Lake, and she said she is excited with what she is finding. She hopes to spend a week in the city with a crew to do preliminary interviews and visits...
SL boys put it all together in 78-63 rout (02/01/01)
Storm Lake jumped out to a 15-8 lead after the first quarter before extending it to a 32-18 advantage by halftime. It was 63-40 Tornadoes after three periods of play. Nate Storm scored 15 points and Rory Fulcher nine for the Tornadoes, now 2-6 in the league and 3-9 overall...
St. Mary's tops Rebels; AC-T falls to Knights (02/01/01)
St. Mary's led 15-11 after the first quarter and 31-25 at the half. It was 50-39 after three periods of play. Kyle Drey scored nine points for the Panthers, now 8-6 in the league and 8-8 overall. Wordekemper cleared eight rebounds and Kyle Drey seven. Billy Mach charted six assists and Wordekemper four assists and three steals...
Storm Lake girls come up short to LeMars 49-47 (02/01/01)
Storm Lake jumped out to a 14-11 lead after the first quarter, but LeMars held a 27-26 lead at the half. It was 37-36 LeMars entering the fourth period of play. Brooke Overturf scored a career-high 20 points to lead Storm Lake, now 3-12 overall. Lindsey Fredricksen added seven points...
St. Mary's wins second straight; Alta tops Aurelia (02/01/01)
St. Mary's, now 5-13 overall, jumped out to a 14-6 lead after the first quarter before extending it to 24-11 by halftime. It was 38-20 entering the fourth period. Megan Kestel added 18 points and five rebounds for the Panthers. Peggy Ploeger contributed five assists, five steals and five rebounds, while Kassie Drey had five assists and three blocked shots...
BV readies for rematch with Wartburg, Simpson first (02/01/01)
Buena Vista has found that out this season more than any other. The Beavers' drive for a repeat title has been one stern challenge after another, and this weekend will be no different. Buena Vista, which is 13-2 in the league and 16-3 overall, travels to Indianola Friday night to face a Simpson team that played the Beavers tough just 12 days ago before journeying up to Waverly for the title showdown with first place Wartburg...
Annual buffet dinner, style show approaching (02/01/01)
This event will be held in the student center at the Storm Lake High School with the meal beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5.00 and the menu will include ham, potato hot dish, salad and dessert. Many of the clothing stores in the Storm Lake area will be participating in the show and will have a grand review of the latest spring and summer fashions available in Storm Lake...
Local student to present recital (02/01/01)
The recital will begin at 7 p.m. in Orchestra Hall of the Fine Arts Center on the Wartburg campus in Waverly. The recital is free and open to the public. Pearson will sing from the music of Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Baptise Lully, Henri Bemberg, Johannes Brahms, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Leonard Bernstein...
SL music dept. to host swing show (02/01/01)
The evening will be filled with spirited performances by the Swing Choir, Jazz Orchestra, Middle School Jazz Band and the High School Jazz Band. Admission will be $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Proceeds from the event will be used by the music department to repair and replace worn band instruments and to assist with All-State competition costs...
Computer classes to be offered (02/01/01)
The classes will be held on three Tuesdays beginning on Feb. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the computer lab at the Storm Lake High School. This class will focus on Microsoft Word and Windows for beginners. If you've been avoiding to learn how to use the computer, this class is for you...
SL eatery is all about the family, friends, fun (02/01/01)
The owners of Baker's Court, Mike, Jim and Cookie Baker, do their best to accommodate their customers with the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. "We enjoy the people," Mike said. "It gives us satisfaction knowing that we're doing something well enough that people want to come and share their time with us."...
Midwest Wireless upgrades coverage in Sioux Rapids area (02/01/01)
The new tower is part of Midwest Wireless' multi-million dollar network improvement project, which is bringing more than 11 new communication towers to the company's Iowa territory, including four that were recently activated in Sanborn, Ocheyedan, Rock Rapids and Ventura. ...
Charles Fehr (02/01/01)
Following cremation at the Pursel-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory in Marshalltown, memorial services will be held later this spring at the Iowa Veterans Home, with burial to follow in the Iowa Veterans Home Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in his name...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (02/01/01)
ACCIDENTS An unknown vehicle collided with Christopher Persoon's garage door in the alley of 117 Oneida Street and left the scene on Saturday between 7 a.m. and 1:44 p.m. Damage was estimated at $600 to the garage door. An accident happened in the 600 block of West 5th Street shortly after 6 p.m. ...
DIVERSITY IN ACTION (02/01/01)
Diversity Day, February 15, is open to the public with speakers, music, skits, food, and more...
Jury complete in Zarate murder trial, testimony gets underway (02/01/01)
A jury was selected yesterday at the Buena Vista County Courthouse in Storm Lake. Opening statements will begin today in the case. After a one-day delay due to weather, 58 potential jurors reported Wednesday morning. Jury selection finished late yesterday afternoon...